GIS & Remote Sensing

Modeling Our Future

GIS and Remote sensing are the primary tools we employ at the SAIE lab to study the spatial and temporal intersection of human and environmental landscapes.   Most of the analytical and material aspects of our research are tied together spatially and facilitate a holistic way of interpreting the complexity of cultural geography through time. The projects linked here focus directly on the spatial analytical methods we use to simulate and model various aspects of archaeological, climatic, ecological, and social phenomena from prehistory to the present day.

Simulation Models   |   Predictive Models



Featured Project:

Gigipan High Res Imaging

The Gigapan camera is a simple robotic platform for capturing very high-resolution (gigapixel and up) panoramic images from a digital camera. Sponsored by Google, CMU and the NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, the Global Connection Project has also developed software which places you inside the panorama and lets you explore. Check out our gigapan projects to learn more.



Featured Project:

Jerba Mosque Soundscapes

Computer simulations enable archaeologists to experiment with a variety of data types; many that do not come directly from archaeological deposition.  Sound data, light data, geo-morphological data, and even hypothetical data can be simulated in order to more holistically recreate landscape and accompanying elements which contributed to the formation of tangible archaeological record.